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Classicism & Romanticism In French Art & Thought; An Online Course And Field Study Experience

Imagine exploring ancient Athens and modern Paris with other international students!

If you are a mature, self-motivated student with an interest in art, architecture, design or European History, and if you like to travel, read on:

This course, combining an online learning experience with a rich field study experience in Athens and Paris, has been created by the instructors, Ms. Kathleen Jasonides and Ms. Amalia Zavacopoulou, as an opportunity for an international group of students to research and study firsthand the influence of Classical Greek civilization on European art and thought in the 18th to 20th centuries.

To request an application, contact Ms. Marietta Garbis, IIC Office, Theater at ACS Athens lobby or at or 210-6393-200 ext. 302.

Itinerary, Costs, Important Dates

Cost for ACS Athens students: €1400


  • R/T airfare Athens-Paris
  • Airport transfers
  • Excursions to Versailles and Chartres
  • Hotel with breakfast in Paris
  • Excursions in Athens
  • Some museum entrance fees
  • Course credit (1⁄2 ACS Arts or elective credit on the transcript)

Field study portion:
March 17 - 24, 2018

Tour the ancient center of Athens, the Acropolis, the New Acropolis Museum. Fly to Paris to study the great works of art in the Louvre, Orsay, Rodin, Pompidou, and Cluny Museums. Explore the Latin Quarter and Montmartre. Visit Notre Dame, the Eiffel Tower, and important historical sites. Enjoy a concert in beautiful, historic Sainte Chapelle. Experience Versailles and Chartres. Sample French food and Parisian life. Document your experience in a field study notebook.

Online portion
Nov. 14, 2017 - April 30, 2018

Complete selected digital readings. View online videos. Participate in online discussion groups. Explore selected websites related to the field study portion of the course. Learn to organize a field study notebook and develop a working vocabulary of terms relevant to the field study.

Culminating activities to earn credit
by April 30, 2018

Contribute to a collaborative project, submit a complete field study notebook documenting and reflecting upon the field study experience and complete a digital survey giving feedback on the course.

View the program in pdf



"Leadership in Academic Institutions; Preparing Students Holistically for Life: Matters of the Heart and Mind", Article in IJPE, Oct. 2017

Students spend most hours of their day within Academic Institutions in their classrooms and/or after school and weekend activities. They are able to acquire knowledge and skills needed to be academically, socially, emotionally and physically well. All of these factors contribute to holistic growth and development. However, social and emotional intelligence are key ingredients to an individual's ability to adjust and interact with others in rapidly changing societies.


University/College Admissions in the USA

Another successful information evening took place on Friday, October 13 at ACS Athens. Mrs. Panetha Theodosia Nychis Ott, representative from the Office of Overseas Schools and Director of Admission and International Recruitment at Brown University, openly discussed with parents about the college application process in the US, offering valuable advice to all the attendees. The comments and reaction from the event have reinforced the immersion value of these interactive presentations and have demonstrated the importance of parents and educators working together.

Halloween Carnival Friday, October 27th

view the flyer
The Annual Traditional Halloween Carnival will be held Friday, October 27th from 6 to 8 pm at the ACS Athens campus.
Come and enjoy the many games, food, and view the Elementary Pumpkin Patch.
Win many prizes and surprises!

We hope you plan to come and bring some of your friends!!
All proceeds will benefit the school's clubs and activities.
Entrance Donation: €10


PTO Pumpkin Patch Sale, October 18th & 19th

It is time for the annual PTO Pumpkin Patch Sale!

Come and get your pumpkins and have a fun family day carving and decorating them! Get ready for the Halloween Carnival!
Buy Halloween toys, American candy and decorations and get in the Halloween mood!

Wednesday, Oct. 18 / 11am - 4pm & Thursday, Oct. 19 / 3pm - 6pm

Looking forward to seeing your all there!


ACS Athens voluntary blood drive

ACS Athens voluntary blood drive On Wednesday, October 18, 2017 ACS Athens, in collaboration with Agios Savvas Hospital, will set up a voluntary blood drive in the ACS Athens gymnasium between 12:00 pm and 16:00 pm.

By donating blood, our ACS Athens Community will have safe access to a blood bank, which will cover our needs should they arise. Your contribution is important. Individuals in good health, from 18 to 65 years old, are eligible to donate blood.

If you are willing to donate, please take into consideration the following recommendations:

  • Weigh at least 110 pounds (50 kg)
  • Eat a light breakfast 3-4 hours prior the blood drive
  • Have a good night's sleep (at least 6 hours)
  • You should not have viruses or any symptoms
  • You should not show signs of allergies
  • You mustn't be taking medication
  • You cannot give blood if you have a tattoo done within 4 months
  • You cannot give blood if you have a history of Hepatitis
  • You cannot give blood if you have a history of AIDS or drug addiction

If you are interested, please inform Ms. Athina Gargali at or 210 6070217 by Monday, October 16, who in turn will inform Agios Savvas Hospital.

Thank you in advance for your willingness to participate in this important initiative.